Zach Barrows is a cocky, ambitious White House employee until he’s abruptly transferred out and partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to. Official website of writer Christopher Farnsworth, author of Killfile, The Eternal World, and Blood Oath. Blood Oath (Nathaniel Cade, book 1) by Christopher Farnsworth – book cover, description, publication history.

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Just by reading the back cover of the book you know there’s a good chance the story can go from zero to absurd in no time flat if it isn’t written with a certain oaht, and I’m afraid it isn’t. Suddenly Zach find himself in the company of Griff, an agent nearing retirement who has served as Cade’s handler. Cade and Zach go to Los Angeles to question the man. Zach Barrows is a kind of political golden-boy. Never chrostopher with the president’s daughter in the Lincoln Bedroom.

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There is definitely promise in this novel and I hope his talents will continue to grow. Cade’s constant self-damnation contrasts with his fanatical fight to serve and protect, rather than feed on, humans.

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Nearing sunrise, when Cade cannot operate, Cade speeds back to the Reliquary and retrieves the object from Kosovo; inside the box is the preserved Hand of John the Baptistwhich contains holy power over life and death.

He’s a chameleonic actor who can portray the best and worst in people.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. The story is told in third person from multiple POVs, allowing the reader to spend as much time with the villains as it does with the heroes. For the past hundred and forty years, it’s been his job to defend this nation against the threats from the Other Side.


Not the usual story twists just to shock and be a twist, I’m talking about smart turns and dialogue that will make you re-read this For years Cade, a vampire, has been protecting our Presidents and our country. His credentials for doing so? Additionally the characters are not credible at all, with the villains being the worst. A bright lamp might be a good buy. The villains were so horrible, so christipher, that I was often gnashing my teeth waiting for them to get their comeuppance.

Cade’s mind here and there. Oh, and did I mention that waaaaayyyyy chrkstopher in the day Johann lived in Castle. As a result, Nathaniel Cade has been our country’s best kept farnaworth weapon for years, protecting our country against threats foreign, domestic, and supernatural. He was a wonderful contrast to the previous handler. In the epilogue, Curtis tells Wyman they will keep looking for the real traitor, and strongly implies he suspects Wyman himself.

He subsists on animal blood, and in a unique twist, he helps fight his thirst for blood by attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, drawing strength from alcoholics who fight their thirst every day of their lives. Konrad is an alchemist from Germany, and is currently over years old, due to having discovered the Elixir of Life.

May 18, Minutes. View all 5 comments. The pairing of the experienced, cynical partner and the smart-mouthed protege– check; Ambivalent hero– check; Psychotic, CIA black-op villains–check; Long-standing grudge-match with evil nemesis– check; Gratuitous sex scene–check; Explosions and gun fights–check; Kidnap and torture of newbie partner– check See all reviews.

And believe me, there is a lot of story construction here of this caliber. These people are recruited specifically because they lack anything resembling morals and are prone to committing all kinds of murder and mayhem. On to book 2! Read and reviewed in from copy provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for an honest review.


After avoiding the vampire genre for so long thanks to Stephenie Meyer turning it into one giant suckfest of romantic longingI’ve lately been wallowing in it. Bring on The President’s Vampire 2!


And before Zach even has a chance to settle into his new position, he and Cade are called to a crime scene that involves a lot of severed body parts– indicating that Konrad might be further along in his efforts to create a zombie super soldier than Cade realized. I’m sure that the reviews up now are far more balanced than what I observed early on. But you know what? Apr 13, Teechbiz rated it liked it Shelves: Blood Oath is a fantastic opener to what promises to be a fun new series.

His job is to seek and destroy those things that live in the shadows and that the average person never knows about. Only serious problem is that, while the author has a Dan Brown-like gift for plot structure and storytelling, he also has the same author’s weakness for one-dimensional characterizations.

I’ve always been an X-files fan so, why not have a Vampire who works for the President seeking out that sort of thing? Buy the Audiobook Download: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Upon arrival and entrance to the Smithsonian’s oldest area, Griff brings Zach into the “Reliquary”; a hidden base containing relics e.

Would make a great tv show!!!

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This is a really well written book that I enjoyed greatly. He’s very sure of himself and confident in his job at the White House. I want this book to be a movie very badly.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth is a thriller with real bite. Bring on the bloodsucking fiends! Konrad is more of a monster than Cade and Farnsworth is adept at showing the monsterous evils that man can achieve.